Prayers for Pastors

Every Sunday (a prayer for pastors)

Lord,

We are realistic.
Last week, crowds came.
This week,
we’ll see familiar faces
and not as many as usual.

May our words
bless each of them,
the ones who come each week,
still,
not deterred by brunch,
or the Sunday paper,
or absent lilies,
or a scarcity of trumpets.

Bless them.

Bless them,
for they surely they bless us.

We show up together,
because here is the truth.
Christ is risen! Every Sunday.
Every Sunday. Christ is risen!

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